Thursday, November 9, 2006

Daily Digest
´ ´ HIGHLIGHTS: See Resume of Congressional Activity.

Senate
Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S10823–S10843 Messages From the President: Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States: Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to the continuation of the national emergency with respect to Iran which was declared in Executive Order No. 12170 on November 14, 1979; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Pages S10824–25 Urban Affairs. (PM–58) Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: John Robert Bolton, of Maryland, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations. John Robert Bolton, of Maryland, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during his tenure of services as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations. 2 Army nominations in the rank of general. 1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
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Executive Communications: Pages S10826–42 Notices of Hearings/Meetings: Pages S10842–43 Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m., and adjourned at 10:02 a.m., until 2 p.m., on Monday, November 13, 2006.

Committee Meetings
No committee meetings were held.

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Presidential Message: Read a message from the President notifying Congress of the continuation of the national emergency with respect to Iran referred the Committee on International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 109–150). Page H8573 Member Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Ney, wherein he resigned as Representative of the 18th Congressional District of Ohio, effective close of business on Friday, November 3, 2006. Page H8573 Whole Number of the House: The Chair announces to the House that, in light of the resignations of the gentleman from Florida, Mr. Foley, and the gentleman from Ohio, Mr. Ney, the whole number of the House is adjusted to 431. Page H8573
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Chamber Action
Additional Cosponsors: Page H8579 Reports Filed: Reports were filed as follows: H.R. 5351, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a Directorate of Emergency Management, to codify certain existing functions of the Department of Homeland Security, with amendments (H. Rept. 109–712, Pt. 1); and H.R. 5814, to authorize appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security, with an amendment (H. Rept. 109–713, Pt. 1). Page H8579 Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Eugene F. Hemrick, St. Josephs Catholic Church, Washington, D.C. Page H8571

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Senate Message: Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appear on pages H8571–72. Senate Referrals: S. 3880, S. 3526, S. 3867, S. 4044, S. 3845, S. 1726, S. 3523, S. 3879, S. 3938, and S. 1409 were held at the desk.
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Quorum Calls Votes: There were no yea-and-nay votes, and there were no Recorded votes. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 2:15 p.m., pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 483, stands adjourned until 2 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2006.

Committee Meetings
OVA-POLLUTION IN THE POTOMAC Committee on Government Reform: On October 4, the Committee held a hearing entitled ‘‘Ova-Pollution in the Potomac: Egg-Bearing Male Bass and Implications for Human and Ecological Health.’’ Testimony was heard from Benjamin Grumbles, Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, EPA; the following officials of the Department of the Interior: Mark Myers, Director; and Sue Haseltine, Associate Director of Biology, both with the U.S. Geological Survey; Gregory Masson, Chief, Branch of Environmental Contaminants, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and public witnesses.
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NEW PUBLIC LAWS
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H.R. 5631, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007. Signed on September 29, 2006. (Public Law 109–289). S. 418, to protect members of the Armed Forces from unscrupulous practices regarding sales of insurance, financial, and investment products. Signed on September 29, 2006. (Public Law 109–290). S. 3850, to improve ratings quality for the protection of investors and in the public interest by fostering accountability, transparency, and competition in the credit rating agency industry. Signed on September 29, 2006. (Public Law 109–291). H.R. 6138, to temporarily extend the programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965. Signed on September 30, 2006. (Public Law 109–292). H.R. 6198, to hold the current regime in Iran accountable for its threatening behavior and to support a transition to democracy in Iran. Signed on September 30, 2006. (Public Law 109–293).

S. 260, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide technical and financial assistance to private landowners to restore, enhance, and manage private land to improve fish and wildlife habitats through the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program. Signed on October 3, 2006. (Public Law 109–294). H.R. 5441, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007. Signed on October 4, 2006. (Public Law 109–295). H.R. 3408, to reauthorize the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act of 1999 and to amend the swine reporting provisions of that Act. Signed on October 5, 2006. (Public Law 109–296). S. 176, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of Alaska. Signed on October 5, 2006. (Public Law 109–297). S. 244, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of Wyoming. Signed on October 5, 2006. (Public Law 109–298). S. 1025, to amend the Act entitled ‘‘An Act to provide for the construction of the Cheney division, Wichita Federal reclamation project, Kansas, and for other purposes’’ to authorize the Equus Beds Division of the Wichita Project. Signed on October 5, 2006. (Public Law 109–299). S. 1275, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7172 North Tongass Highway, Ward Cove, Alaska, as the ‘‘Alice R. Brusich Post Office Building’’. Signed on October 5, 2006. (Public Law 109–300). S. 1323, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located on Lindbald Avenue, Girdwood, Alaska, as the ‘‘Dorothy and Connie Hibbs Post Office Building’’. Signed on October 5, 2006. (Public Law 109–301). S. 2690, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8801 Sudley Road in Manassas, Virginia, as the ‘‘Harry J. Parrish Post Office’’. Signed on October 5, 2006. (Public Law 109–302). H.R. 1036, to amend title 17, United States Code, to make technical corrections relating to Copyright Royalty Judges. Signed on October 6, 2006. (Public Law 109–303). H.R. 1442, to complete the codification of title 46, United States Code, ‘‘Shipping’’, as positive law. Signed on October 6, 2006. (Public Law 109–304). H.R. 5074, to amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 to provide for continued payment of railroad retirement annuities by the Department of the Treasury. Signed on October 6, 2006. (Public Law 109–305).

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H.R. 5187, to amend the John F. Kennedy Center Act to authorize additional appropriations for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for fiscal year 2007. Signed on October 6, 2006. (Public Law 109–306). H.R. 5574, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize support for graduate medical education programs in children’s hospitals. Signed on October 6, 2006. (Public Law 109–307). H.R. 3858, to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to ensure that State and local emergency preparedness operational plans address the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals following a major disaster or emergency. Signed on October 6, 2006. (Public Law 109–308). H.R. 4841, to amend the Ojito Wilderness Act to make a technical correction. Signed on October 6, 2006. (Public Law 109–309). S. 3187, to designate the Post Office located at 5755 Post Road, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, as the ‘‘Richard L. Cevoli Post Office’’. Signed on October 6, 2006. (Public Law 109–310). S. 3613, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2951 New York Highway 43 in Averill Park, New York, as the ‘‘Major George Quamo Post Office Building’’. Signed on October 6, 2006. (Public Law 109–311). H.R. 683, to amend the Trademark Act of 1946 with respect to dilution by blurring or tarnishment. Signed on October 6, 2006. (Public Law 109–312). H.R. 2066, to amend title 40, United States Code, to establish a Federal Acquisition Service, to replace the General Supply Fund and the Information Technology Fund with an Acquisition Services Fund. Signed on October 6, 2006. (Public Law 109–313). H.R. 2107, to amend Public Law 104–329 to modify authorities for the use of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Maintenance Fund. Signed on October 6, 2006. (Public Law 109–314). H.R. 5664, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 110 Cooper Street in Babylon, New York, as the ‘‘Jacob Samuel Fletcher Post Office Building.’’ Signed on October 10, 2006. (Public Law 109–315). H.R. 6159, to extend temporarily certain authorities of the Small Business Administration. Signed on October 10, 2006. (Public Law 109–316). H.R. 318, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating Castle Nugent Farms located on St. Croix, Virgin Islands, as a unit of the National Park System. Signed on October 11, 2006. (Public Law 109–317).

H.R. 326, to amend the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Act of 2000 to adjust the boundary of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. Signed on October 11, 2006. (Public Law 109–318). H.R. 1728, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating portions of Ste. Genevieve County in the State of Missouri as a unit of the National Park System. Signed on October 11, 2006. (Public Law 109–319). H.R. 2720, to further the purposes of the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 by directing the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner of Reclamation, to carry out an assessment and demonstration program to control salt cedar and Russian olive. Signed on October 11, 2006. (Public Law 109–320). H.R. 3443, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain water distribution facilities to the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District. Signed on October 11, 2006. (Public Law 109–321). H.R. 5539, to reauthorize the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. Signed on October 11, 2006. (Public Law 109–322). H.R. 6106, to extend the waiver authority for the Secretary of Education under title IV, section 105, of Public Law 109–148. Signed on October 11, 2006. (Public Law 109–323). S. 213, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. Signed on October 11, 2006. (Public Law 109–324). S. 2146, to extend relocation expenses test programs for Federal employees. Signed on October 11, 2006. (Public Law 109–325). S. 2430, to amend the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990 to provide for implementation of recommendations of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service contained in the Great Lakes Fishery Resources Restoration Study. Signed on October 11, 2006. (Public Law 109–326). H.R. 4109, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6101 Liberty Road in Baltimore, Maryland, as the ‘‘United States Representative Parren J. Mitchell Post Office’’. Signed on October 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–327). H.R. 4674, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 110 North Chestnut Street in Olathe, Kansas, as the ‘‘Governor John Anderson, Jr. Post Office Building’’. Signed on October 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–328). H.R. 5224, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 350 Uinta Drive in Green River, Wyoming, as the ‘‘Curt Gowdy Post Office Building’’. Signed on October 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–329).

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H.R. 5504, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6029 Broadmoor Street in Mission, Kansas, as the ‘‘Larry Winn, Jr. Post Office Building’’. Signed on October 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–330). H.R. 5546, to designate the United States courthouse to be constructed in Greenville, South Carolina, as the ‘‘Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. United States Courthouse’’. Signed on October 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–331). H.R. 5606, to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 221 and 211 West Ferguson Street in Tyler, Texas, as the ‘‘William M. Steger Federal Building and United States Courthouse’’. Signed on October 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–332). H.R. 5929, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 950 Missouri Avenue in East St. Louis, Illinois, as the ‘‘Katherine Dunham Post Office Building’’. Signed on October 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–333). H.R. 6033, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 39–25 61st Street in Woodside, New York, as the ‘‘Thomas J. Manton Post Office Building’’. Signed on October 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–334). H.R. 6051, to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 2 South Main Street in Akron, Ohio, as the ‘‘John F. Seiberling Federal Building and United States Courthouse’’. Signed on October 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–335). H.R. 6075, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 East Gay Street in West Chester, Pennsylvania, as the ‘‘Robert J. Thompson Post Office Building’’. Signed on October 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–336). S. 56, to establish the Rio Grande Natural Area in the State of Colorado. Signed on October 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–337). S. 203, to reduce temporarily the royalty required to be paid for sodium produced, to establish certain National Heritage Areas. Signed on October 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–338). H.R. 315, to designate the United States courthouse at 300 North Hogan Street, Jacksonville, Florida, as the ‘‘John Milton Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse’’. Signed on October 13, 2006. (Public Law 109–339). H.R. 562, to authorize the Government of Ukraine to establish a memorial on Federal land in the District of Columbia to honor the victims of the manmade famine that occurred in Ukraine in 1932–1933. Signed on October 13, 2006. (Public Law 109–340). H.R. 1463, to designate a portion of the Federal building located at 2100 Jamieson Avenue, in Alex-

andria, Virginia, as the ‘‘Justin W. Williams United States Attorney’s Building’’. Signed on October 13, 2006. (Public Law 109–341). H.R. 1556, to designate a parcel of land located on the site of the Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri, as the ‘‘Clyde S. Cahill Memorial Park’’. Signed on October 13, 2006. (Public Law 109–342). H.R. 2322, to designate the Federal building located at 320 North Main Street in McAllen, Texas, as the ‘‘Kika de la Garza Federal Building’’. Signed on October 13, 2006. (Public Law 109–343). H.R. 3127, to impose sanctions against individuals responsible for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, to support measures for the protection of civilians and humanitarian operations, and to support peace efforts in the Darfur region of Sudan. Signed on October 13, 2006. (Public Law 109–344). H.R. 4768, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 777 Corporation Street in Beaver, Pennsylvania, as the ‘‘Robert Linn Memorial Post Office Building’’. Signed on October 13, 2006. (Public Law 109–345). H.R. 4805, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 105 North Quincy Street in Clinton, Illinois, as the ‘‘Gene Vance Post Office Building’’. Signed on October 13, 2006. (Public Law 109–346). H.R. 4954, to improve maritime and cargo security through enhanced layered defenses. Signed on October 13, 2006. (Public Law 109–347). H.R. 5026, to designate the Investigations Building of the Food and Drug Administration located at 466 Fernandez Juncos Avenue in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the ‘‘Andres Toro Building’’. Signed on October 13, 2006. (Public Law 109–348). H.R. 5428, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 202 East Washington Street in Morris, Illinois, as the ‘‘Joshua A. Terando Morris Post Office Building’’. Signed on October 13, 2006. (Public Law 109–349). H.R. 5434, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 40 South Walnut Street in Chillicothe, Ohio, as the ‘‘Larry Cox Post Office’’. Signed on October 13, 2006. (Public Law 109–350). H.R. 2856, to suspend temporarily the duty on certain inflatable balls. Signed on October 13, 2006. (Public Law 109–351). S. 3661, to amend title II of the Social Security Act to replace the 60-month period of employment requirement for application of the Government pension offset exemption with the rule that last applied before section 418 of the Social Security Protection

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Act of 2004 was enacted. Signed on October 13, 2006. (Public Law 109–352). S. 3728, to promote nuclear nonproliferation in North Korea. Signed on October 13, 2006. (Public Law 109–353). H.R. 138, to revise the boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Jekyll Island Unit GA–06P. Signed on October 16, 2006. (Public Law 109–354). H.R. 479, to replace a Coastal Barrier Resources System map relating to Coastal Barrier Resources System Grayton Beach Unit FL–95P in Walton County, Florida. Signed on October 16, 2006. (Public Law 109–355). H.R. 3508, to authorize improvements in the operation of the government of the District of Columbia. Signed on October 16, 2006. (Public Law 109–356). H.R. 4902, to award a Congressional gold medal to Byron Nelson in recognition of his significant contributions to the game of golf as a player, a teacher, and a commentator. Signed on October 16, 2006. (Public Law 109–357). H.R. 5094, to require the conveyance of Mattamuskeet Lodge and surrounding property, including the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, to the State of North Carolina to permit the State to use the property as a public facility dedicated to the conservation of the natural and cultural resources of North Carolina. Signed on October 16, 2006. (Public Law 109–358). H.R. 5160, to establish the Long Island Sound Stewardship Initiative. Signed on October 16, 2006. (Public Law 109–359). H.R. 5831, to authorize the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to extend a reissue patent for up to two years if the application for reissue is not processed within 10 years. Signed on October 16, 2006. (Public Law 109–360). S. 2562, to increase, effective as of December 1, 2006, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans. Signed on October 16, 2006. (Public Law 109–361). H.R. 233, to designate certain National Forest System lands in the Mendocino and Six Rivers National Forests and certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, and Napa Counties in the State of California as wilderness, to designate the Elkhorn Ridge Potential Wilderness Area, to designate certain segments of the Black Butte River in Mendocino County, California as a wild or scenic river. Signed on October 17, 2006. (Public Law 109–362).

H.R. 4957, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey the Tylersville division of the Lamar National Fish Hatchery and Fish Technology Center to the State of Pennsylvania. Signed on October 17, 2006. (Public Law 109–363). H.R. 5122, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year. Signed on October 17, 2006. (Public Law 109–364). H.R. 6197, to amend the Older American Act of 1965 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2007 through 2011. Signed on October 17, 2006. (Public Law 109–365). S. 3930, to authorize trial by military commission for violations of the law of war. Signed on October 17, 2006. (Public Law 109–366). H.R. 6061, to establish operational control over the international land and maritime borders of the United States. Signed on October 26, 2006. (Public Law 109–367).
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CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD Week of November 13 through November 18, 2006 Senate Chamber During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business. Senate Committees
(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee on Armed Services: November 15, to hold hearings to examine the current situation and U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan; to be followed by a closed session in SH–219, 2:30 p.m., SH–216. November 16, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, to hold hearings to examine Department of Defense business systems modernization and financial management accountability efforts, 9:30 a.m., SR–232A. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: November 15, to hold hearings to examine the December 2005 report from the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s status, 2:30 p.m., SD–366. November 15, Subcommittee on National Parks, to hold hearings to examine S. 2475, to establish the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of the American Latino Community, to develop a plan of action for the establishment and maintenance of a National Museum of the American Latino Community in Washington, DC, S. 2645, to establish the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area, S. 2822 and H.R. 5057, bills to authorize the Marion Park Project and Committee of the Palmetto Conservation

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Foundation to establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the District of Columbia and its environs to honor Brigadier General Francis Marion, S. 3805, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of including in the National Park System certain sites in Monroe County, Michigan, relating to the Battles of the River Raisin during the War of 1812, and H.R. 323, to redesignate the Ellis Island Library on the third floor of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, located on Ellis Island in New York Harbor, as the ‘‘Bob Hope Memorial Library’’, 4 p.m., SD–366. November 16, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Kevin M. Kolevar, of Michigan, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability), 10 a.m., SD–366. November 16, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, to hold hearings to examine S. 3636, to establish wilderness areas, promote conservation, improve public land, and provide for high quality economic development in Washington County, Utah, and S. 3772, to establish wilderness areas, promote conservation, improve public land, and provide for high quality development in White Pine County, Nevada, 2:30 p.m., SD–366. Committee on Environment and Public Works: November 15, business meeting to consider the nomination of Alex A. Beehler, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency, 11 a.m., SC–4, Capitol. Committee on Finance: November 14, to hold hearings to examine pending nominations, 11 a.m., SD–215. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: November 14, with the Committee on Indian Affairs, to hold joint hearings to examine Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments, focusing on improving Indian health care for the 21st century, 3 p.m., SD–430. November 15, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine current challenges and new ideas to safeguard consumers relating to food safety, 3 p.m., SD–430. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: November 13, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Susan E. Dudley, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 2:30 p.m., SD–342. November 14, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of James H. Bilbray, of Nevada, and Thurgood Marshall, Jr., of Virginia, each to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service, and Dan G. Blair, to be Chairman, Postal Rate Commission, 10 a.m., SD–342. November 14, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, to hold hearings to examine the issue of states incorporating new, non-publicly traded companies in the United States each year without obtaining the identity of corporate owners, and its impact on law enforcement investigations into persons misusing U.S. shell corporations for money laundering, tax evasion, terrorist financing, or other crimes, and a GAO report entitled ‘‘Company Formations: Minimal Ownership Information Is Collected and Available.’’, 2:30 p.m., SD–342. November 16, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, to resume hearings to examine Department of De-

fense travel policies and practices, focusing on the cost benefit analysis of the Defense Travel System, 10 a.m., SD–342. Committee on Indian Affairs: November 14, with the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, to hold joint hearings to examine Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments, focusing on improving Indian health care for the 21st century, 3 p.m., SD–430. Committee on the Judiciary: November 14, to hold hearings to examine competition in sports programming and broadcasting, 9 a.m., SD–226. November 14, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine judicial and executive nominations, 2 p.m., SD–226. November 16, Full Committee, to hold oversight hearings to examine the civil rights division, 9:30 a.m., SD–226. Select Committee on Intelligence: November 16, to receive a closed briefing regarding intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees
Committee on Armed Services, November 14, hearing on national security implications of the Lucent/Alcatel merger, 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn. November 15, hearing on the current situation and military operations in Iraq, 2:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn. Committee on Homeland Security, November 15, Subcommittee on Management, Integration, and Oversight, hearing entitled ‘‘The Secure Border Initiative: Ensuring Effective Implementation and Financial Accountability of SBInet,’’ 3 p.m., 311 Cannon. Committee on International Relations, November 14, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations, oversight hearing on the Hague Convention on International Adoptions: Status and the Framework for Implementation, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn. November 15, full Committee, oversight hearing on North Korea’s Nuclear Test: Next Steps, 11 a.m., 2172 Rayburn. November 16, oversight hearing on Implementing a Foreign Assistance Reform: Progress and Prospects, 1 p.m., 2172 Rayburn. Committee on the Judiciary, November 14, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, oversight hearing on the Administrative Law, Process and Procedure Project for the 21st Century, 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn. November 15, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, hearing on H.R. 5304, Preventing Harassment through Outbound Number Enforcement Act, 9:30 a.m., 2141 Rayburn. November 15 and 16, Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims, oversight hearings entitled ‘‘The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act: Are We Fulfilling the Promise We Made to Cold War Veterans When We Created the Program?’’ (Parts IV and V), 2 p.m., on November 15 and 10 a.m., on November 16, 2141 Rayburn.

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Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, November 15, executive, briefing on Integrated Collection Architecture, 10:30 a.m., H–405 Capitol.

November 16, executive, briefing on Global Updates/ Hotspots, 9 a.m., H–405 Capitol.

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Resume of Congressional Activity ´ ´
SECOND SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED NINTH CONGRESS

´ ´ The first table gives a comprehensive resume of all legislative business transacted by the Senate and House. The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.
DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY January 3 through September 30, 2006
Senate
Days in session .................................... Time in session ................................... Congressional Record: Pages of proceedings ................... Extensions of Remarks ................ Public bills enacted into law ............... Private bills enacted into law .............. Bills in conference ............................... Measures passed, total ......................... Senate bills .................................. House bills .................................. Senate joint resolutions ............... House joint resolutions ............... Senate concurrent resolutions ...... House concurrent resolutions ...... Simple resolutions ....................... Measures reported, total * ................... Senate bills .................................. House bills .................................. Senate joint resolutions ............... House joint resolutions ............... Senate concurrent resolutions ...... House concurrent resolutions ...... Simple resolutions ....................... Special reports ..................................... Conference reports ............................... Measures pending on calendar ............. Measures introduced, total .................. Bills ............................................. Joint resolutions .......................... Concurrent resolutions ................ Simple resolutions ....................... Quorum calls ....................................... Yea-and-nay votes ............................... Recorded votes .................................... Bills vetoed ......................................... Vetoes overridden ................................ 127 952 hrs., 50′ 10,822 .. 58 1 1 478 106 141 2 5 17 31 176 225 155 56 3 .. 4 .. 7 7 1 316 2,196 1,872 14 46 264 .. 263 .. .. ..

DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS January 3 through September 30, 2006
Total
.. .. .. .. 198 1 4 1,095 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 553 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 4,477 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Civilian nominations, totaling 562 (including 148 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Withdrawn .................................................................................... Returned to White House ............................................................. Other Civilian nominations, totaling 2,905 (including 780 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Withdrawn .................................................................................... Air Force nominations, totaling 7,800 (including 100 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Army nominations, totaling 8,855 (including 608 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Navy nominations, totaling 6,968 (including 21 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Marine Corps nominations, totaling 1,293 (including 2 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Summary Total Total Total Total Total Total nominations carried over from the First Session ........................... 1,659 nominations received this Session ................................................ 26,724 confirmed ..................................................................................... 27,833 unconfirmed ................................................................................. 504 withdrawn .................................................................................... 17 returned to the White House ...................................................... 29 1,289 4 6,964 4 8,831 24 7,783 17 2,615 289 1 351 166 16 29

House
93 797 hrs., 9′ 8,569 1,987 140 .. 3 617 60 288 2 4 7 68 188 328 10 214 .. 1 .. 9 94 11 8 161 2,281 1,661 24 164 432 1 266 249 1 ..

* These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 145 reports have been filed in the Senate, a total of 347 reports have been filed in the House.

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SECOND SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED NINTH CONGRESS

´ ´ The first table gives a comprehensive resume of all legislative business transacted by the Senate and House. The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.
DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY January 3 through October 31, 2006
Senate
Days in Session ................................... Time in Session ................................... Congressional Record: Pages of proceedings ................... Extensions of Remarks ................ Public bills enacted into law ............... Private bills enacted into law .............. Bills in conference ............................... Measures passed, total ......................... Senate bills .................................. House bills .................................. Senate joint resolutions ............... House joint resolutions ............... Senate concurrent resolutions ...... House concurrent resolutions ...... Simple resolutions ....................... Measures reported, total * ................... Senate bills .................................. House bills .................................. Senate joint resolutions ............... House joint resolutions ............... Senate concurrent resolutions ...... House concurrent resolutions ...... Simple resolutions ....................... Special reports ..................................... Conference reports ............................... Measures pending on calendar ............. Measures introduced, total .................. Bills ............................................. Joint resolutions .......................... Concurrent resolutions ................ Simple resolutions ....................... Quorum calls ....................................... Yea-and-nay votes ............................... Recorded votes .................................... Bills vetoed ......................................... Vetoes overridden ................................ 127 952 hrs., 50′ 10,822 .. 58 1 1 478 106 141 2 5 17 31 176 225 155 56 3 .. 4 .. 7 7 1 316 2,196 1,872 14 46 264 .. 263 .. .. ..

DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS January 3 through October 31, 2006
Total
.. .. .. .. 198 1 4 1,095 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 553 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 4,477 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

House
93 797 hrs., 9′ 8,569 1,987 140 .. 3 617 60 288 2 4 7 68 188 328 10 214 .. 1 .. 9 94 11 8 161 2,281 1,661 24 164 432 1 266 249 1 ..

Civilian Nominations, totaling 562 (including 148 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Withdrawn .................................................................................... Returned to White House ............................................................. Other Civilian Nominations, totaling 2,905 (including 780 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Withdrawn .................................................................................... Air Force Nominations, totaling 7,800 (including 100 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Army Nominations, totaling 8,855 (including 608 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Navy Nominations, totaling 6,968 (including 21 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Marine Corps Nominations, totaling 1,293 (including 2 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Summary Total Total Total Total Total Total Nominations carried over from the First Session ......................... 1,659 Nominations Received this Session .............................................. 26,724 Confirmed .................................................................................... 27,833 Unconfirmed ................................................................................ 504 Withdrawn ................................................................................... 17 Returned to the White House ..................................................... 29 1,289 4 6,964 4 8,831 24 7,783 17 2,615 289 1 351 166 16 29

* These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 145 reports have been filed in the Senate, a total of 347 reports have been filed in the House.

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Next Meeting of the SENATE 2 p.m., Monday, November 13

November 9, 2006

Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 2 p.m., Monday, November 13

Senate Chamber

House Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will be in a period of morning business.

Program for Monday: To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
HOUSE Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E1989, E1991 DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1989, E1990, E1992 Johnson, Nancy L., Conn., E1991 Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E1989, E1990, E1991, E1992 Kingston, Jack, Ga., E1992 Myrick, Sue Wilkins, N.C., E1990 Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E1992

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